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Overview of U.S. Trademark Law for Non-Trademark Practitioners

June 17, 2022 at 8:30am
Harborside Hotel

Bar Harbor, ME

Join Verrill’s Becky Lessard at the Maine State Bar Association’s 2022 Summer Bar Conference where she will be presenting, Overview of U.S. Trademark Law for Non-Trademark Practitioners. Trademarks are an integral piece of every business. Through trademarks, businesses communicate their brands to their customers, and customers associate the quality (or lack thereof) of products and services with businesses' trademarks. But what exactly is a trademark? How do businesses establish trademark rights in the U.S.? How do you federally register a trademark? When is a state trademark registration a better strategy? This presentation is intended for non-trademark practitioners and will provide an overview of trademark law in the U.S. and Maine. This information will allow attorneys to identify potential trademark issues for their clients.

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